Dover Area Historical Society

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03/14/2020

The Dover Area Historical Society program, "Earliest Images of Dover," which was scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, will be rescheduled later in the year. Please stay home, keep on washing those hands, and stay healthy.

03/03/2020

Many enjoyed the Dover Area Historical Society presentation last month to view our new PowerPoint about Urban Renewal and new construction on Dickerson Street. Our Curator, Rick Kelly, has also been busy preparing another new presentation on a collection of photos recently donated by Les Mills, some dating back as far as the 1890's. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Dover Area Historical Society will present "Earliest Images of Dover," at the Museum House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, (next to the Presbyterian church) starting at 7:00 pm. Come meet your neighbors and others interested in Dover's rich history. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free

02/19/2020

Nice crowd tonight for the DAHS meeting with a new Power Point presentation by Museum Curator, Rick Kelly. Great photos of Dickerson Street in Dover prior to urban renewal, photos after old buildings were removed, the area during construction and the almost complete buildings. Great job Rick and wonderful to see lots of new faces.

02/14/2020

Reminder! Don't forget to join us for a new PowerPoint presentation next Tuesday, February 18 at our museum at 7:00 PM! Downtown Dover is undergoing a huge transformation with the Meridia Transit Village Project now being built. In 1974, Dover was involved in a federally funded Urban Renewal Project that razed all the buildings on Dickerson Street and converted the land to parking lots that have now been there for approximately 50 years. On Tuesday, February 18, Dover Area Historical Society will present "Dickerson Street," a Power Point by our curator, Rick Kelly, at the Museum House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, (next to the Presbyterian church) Pictures of Dickerson Street from circa 1902 to the present day will be shown. Also, pictures of the almost completed new buildings at their earliest stage of construction will be highlighted and show how they affect/change the look of downtown. Dover and area residents will remember some of the businesses (from the 1960's) located on the street. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free. Hope you can join us.

02/05/2020

Downtown Dover is undergoing a huge transformation with the Meridia Transit Village Project now being built. In 1974, Dover was involved in a federally funded Urban Renewal Project that razed all the buildings on Dickerson Street and converted the land to parking lots that have now been there for approximately 50 years. On Tuesday, February 18, Dover Area Historical Society will present "Dickerson Street," a Power Point by our curator, Rick Kelly, at the Museum House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, (next to the Presbyterian church) starting at 7:00 pm. Pictures of Dickerson Street from circa 1902 to the present day will be shown. Also, pictures of the almost completed new buildings at their earliest stage of construction will be highlighted and show how they affect/change the look of downtown. Dover and area residents will remember some of the businesses (from the 1960's) located on the street. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Event is free.

10/27/2019

Attention Crafters: We regret to announce that our Holiday and Craft fair which was scheduled for November 9 has been cancelled due to an insufficient number of vendors.

A few people had to make last minute changes to their plans and we have a few tickets left for the Dover Area Historical...
10/02/2019

A few people had to make last minute changes to their plans and we have a few tickets left for the Dover Area Historical Society 12th annual tea on Saturday, Oct 5, at 1:00. We didn't advertise this year because it's usually full, but here's your chance to enjoy an afternoon in the beautifully decorated museum. You'll be served a choice of teas, lovely sandwiches, tasty homemade sweets and enjoy the company of people you may know or make new friends. Museum is located at 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, next to the Presbyterian Church.
Parking is available in the church lot. Limited seats are now available, including some on the first floor so you don't have to climb the steps. Call Phyllis at 973 366-4276. Cost is $25 and all proceeds support the restoration and maintenance of the museum.

09/21/2019

On Sept 21 and 22 several area historic sites will be open simultaneously for visitors to the 12 annual celebration of Pathways of History. Start your self guided tour at Dover Area Historical Society's museum at 55 W. Blackwell St., Dover, tour our museum, see our special displays including Disasters of Dover and Dover churches, enjoy some of Stan's famous clam chowder and pick up a brochure/map to find out what other area sites are open today. Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday, 12 noon till 4:00 pm. Event is free, all are welcome.

09/06/2019

The Arts and Culture Collaborative, formed in 2017 is an umbrella organization for identified creative and arts-related projects. Various civic, cultural and educational leaders and organizations collectively agree to undertake projects that benefit the arts, culture and citizens of Morris County. They have invited members and friends of the Dover Area Historical Society to attend an exhibition, Conexiones Dover, at County College of Morris Art Gallery -Masten LIbrary, 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. Dates are September 10-November 11, with a Reception on Friday, September 27th from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. For further info see their website, artsandculturalcollaborative.org

The Dover Area Historical Society is planning to host its first Crafts and Collectibles Holiday Bazaar on November 9 fro...
08/23/2019
Dover Area Historical Society | Mailing Address: PO Box 609, Dover, NJ 07802

The Dover Area Historical Society is planning to host its first Crafts and Collectibles Holiday Bazaar on November 9 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Dover Community Center, 37 N. Essex Street, Dover. Our hope is to raise money for the Museum House Capital Campaign fund. All proceeds will go toward the restoration of our Museum House. With help from the community, we will be able to create a wonderful Holiday Bazaar. Booth prices are $30 for a five foot table or $50 for a double table space, including table and chairs as needed. For further information about the event please go to our website, www.dovernjhistory.org

Reminder:  Lace up your walking shoes next Saturday for a  Dover Area Historical Society tour of parts of Historic Downt...
07/14/2019

Reminder: Lace up your walking shoes next Saturday for a Dover Area Historical Society tour of parts of Historic Downtown Dover, led by our museum curator, Rick Kelly. Tour starts at our museum at 55 W. Blackwell (next to the First Memorial Presbyterian Church) at 10:00 AM. This tour will take you behind the viaduct which is just west of the museum to visit the Pierson Block, a rare remaining example of 19th century row house architecture which was not included in prior walking tours. Built in 1905 to protect from a dangerous rail crossing, the viaduct blocks the Pierson building from view and most people pass the spot without realizing this hidden treasure is back there. You'll continue down Bassett Highway to see the changes there, hear about several other sites, churches and historic buildings, possibly make a surprise stop on Blackwell Street, and visit the Story Poles before returning to the museum. Event is rain or shine so wear sunscreen as appropriate. Tour will last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours, complete with Rick's fascinating stories about historic Dover. Lots of parking in the lots behind the museum and church. All are welcome, event is free.

Do you recognize this spot in Dover?   It's the viaduct on West Blackwell Street just west of the historical society mus...
06/22/2019

Do you recognize this spot in Dover? It's the viaduct on West Blackwell Street just west of the historical society museum at 55 W. Blackwell. You can see this and other historic places in town if you join Rick Kelly, curator of the DAHS museum for a walking tour of downtown Dover on Saturday, July 20, beginning at the museum at 10:00 am. This tour will visit the Pierson Block, a rare remaining example of 19th century row house architecture which was not included in prior walking tours. Built in 1905 to protect from a dangerous rail crossing, the viaduct blocks the Pierson building from view and most people pass the spot without realizing this hidden treasure is back there. You will also learn about the Ulster Iron Works, Bassett Highway over the years, the Moller Opera House, several local churches, the old and new firehouses, Mae and Blossom, the Dover Dogs, stop at the library to see the site of the former canal basin, and visit the Story Poles before returning to the museum. For more details about the walk, visit www.dovernjhistory.org or just join us at the museum, rain or shine, at 10:00 am. Wear rain gear or sunscreen as appropriate. Tour will last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours, complete with Rick's fascinating stories about historic Dover.

05/28/2019

The Dover Area Historical Society museum, at 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover (next to the Presbyterian church) will be open this Sunday, June 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All are welcome to come tour the museum, meet others interested in the history of our town, and share some light refreshments. Hope to see you there!

Dover Area Historical Society and The Dover Little Theatre present MOVIES IN MAY, a combined fundraiser. Friday, May 17,...
05/03/2019

Dover Area Historical Society and The Dover Little Theatre present MOVIES IN MAY, a combined fundraiser.
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm
69 Elliott Street, Dover, NJ 07801
973 328-9202
Suggested Donation: $20 per person
Tickets will be sold at the door & refreshments will be available.

For more info call or email Jeanne DeMark - 973 984-8606
or [email protected].

Dover Area Historical Society and The Dover Little Theatre Present: MOVIES IN MAY. Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm. at D...
04/23/2019

Dover Area Historical Society and The Dover Little Theatre Present: MOVIES IN MAY. Friday, May 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm. at DLT, 69 Elliott Street, Dover, NJ 07801. Suggested Donation is $20. Fun for the Whole Family! contact Jeanne DeMark at 973-944-8604 or call the Dover Little Theatre at 973-328-9202 for ticket info

Please join us at Applebee's on Route 46, Rockaway, for our Flapjack Fundraiser to support Dover Area Historical Society...
03/23/2019

Please join us at Applebee's on Route 46, Rockaway, for our Flapjack Fundraiser to support Dover Area Historical Society youth programs. Call Phyllis at 973 366-4276 for tickets or limited tickets will be available at the door.

Dover Area Historical Society
01/27/2019

Dover Area Historical Society

11/10/2018

Hope to see you on Friday, November 16, beginning at 7:00 PM, at the Dover Area Historical Society presentation, “My Dover-A Memoir” by Robert Kelly, presented by his son, Rick Kelly, plus a power point, History of the Dover Fire Department. This event will take place right next to our museum in the First Memorial Presbyterian Church, downstairs in Deck Hall. Robert Kelly wrote a memoir of growing up in Dover, and the presentation will include lots of photos of life in Dover back in the day, and the variety of fire equipment used by DFD, major fires, etc. Come and share your memories. All are welcome. Event is free, refreshments will be served.

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, our Curator, Rick Kelly, will lead a narrated walking tour of Hurd Park, beginning at t...
09/23/2018

On Saturday, September 29, 2018, our Curator, Rick Kelly, will lead a narrated walking tour of Hurd Park, beginning at the corner of the Park and Park Heights Avenue at 12 noon, rain or shine so dress accordingly. The walk will last approximately 1 and 1/2 hours. This has become one of our most popular annual events, so put on your walking shoes and join us. All are welcome, event is free.

Kathi GilbertJust now · Reminder:  This weekend the ninth annual Pathways of History will take place in our area on Satu...
09/19/2018

Kathi Gilbert
Just now ·
Reminder: This weekend the ninth annual Pathways of History will take place in our area on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, September 23, from 12:00 to 4:00. On these two day, 16 area historic sites will be open simultaneously to offer guests an opportunity to visit multiple venues over the two days. You can begin at the Dover Area Historical Society museum, The Condict House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, tour the museum, sample some of Stan's famous clam chowder, and pick up a brochure with a map for the self-guided tour...visit as many places as you like. One special opportunity in Dover will be at the Dover Fire Dept. Antique Building at 209 North Sussex Street...just follow Sussex Street to the top of the hill, enter the gate toward the recycling and Public Works area and stop at the first red building on your left. The Antique Club of the Dover Fire Department has put a great deal of effort and talent into restoring some interesting fire equipment, including a steamer which dates back to the 1800's. This weekend you have the opportunity to see a very interesting display at the Antique Building and see quite a collection of photos and equipment. This display will be enjoyed by children of all ages, as well as adults. Event is free, all are welcome.

Dover Area Historical Society
09/09/2018

Dover Area Historical Society

The ninth annual Pathways of History will take place in our area on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, September 23, from 12:00 to 4:00. On these two days, 16 area historic sites will be open simultaneously to offer guests an opportunity to visit multiple venues over the two days. You can begin at the Dover Area Historical Society museum, The Condict House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, tour the museum and a special display celebrating volunteer fire fighters, sample some of Stan's famous clam chowder, and pick up a brochure with a map for the self-guided tour...visit as many places as you like. One special opportunity in Dover will be at the Dover Fire Dept. Antique Building at 209 North Sussex Street...just follow North Sussex Street to the top of the hill, enter the gate toward the recycling and Public Works area and stop at the first red building on your left. Dover Fire Department has a fantastic, award winning collection of fire equipment including a steamer restored by the antique club. This display will be enjoyed by children of all ages, as well as adults. Event is free, all are welcome.

The ninth annual Pathways of History will take place in our area on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday...
09/09/2018

The ninth annual Pathways of History will take place in our area on Saturday, September 22 from 10:00 to 4:00 and Sunday, September 23, from 12:00 to 4:00. On these two days, 16 area historic sites will be open simultaneously to offer guests an opportunity to visit multiple venues over the two days. You can begin at the Dover Area Historical Society museum, The Condict House, 55 W. Blackwell Street, Dover, tour the museum and a special display celebrating volunteer fire fighters, sample some of Stan's famous clam chowder, and pick up a brochure with a map for the self-guided tour...visit as many places as you like. One special opportunity in Dover will be at the Dover Fire Dept. Antique Building at 209 North Sussex Street...just follow North Sussex Street to the top of the hill, enter the gate toward the recycling and Public Works area and stop at the first red building on your left. Dover Fire Department has a fantastic, award winning collection of fire equipment including a steamer restored by the antique club. This display will be enjoyed by children of all ages, as well as adults. Event is free, all are welcome.

Reminder:  On Sunday, August 12, the Dover Area Historical Society will hold an open house at the museum, 55 W. Blackwel...
08/01/2018

Reminder: On Sunday, August 12, the Dover Area Historical Society will hold an open house at the museum, 55 W. Blackwell St, Dover, from 2:00 to 4:00. Dover's own Henry Shapiro, The Piano Man, will entertain us with beautiful music from several decades. Special guests will be families which owned business in Dover during the 40's, 50's and 60's. If your family owned a business or you worked in a local store, feel free to bring pictures or other memorabilia. If you were a shopper, come share your memories of shopping in Dover and renew old friendships. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served.

07/20/2018

Do you have fond memories of shopping in Dover, strolling on Blackwell Street, shopping in your favorite stores and seeing your friends on a warm night? Save the date! On Sunday, August 12, the Dover Area Historical Society will hold an open house at the museum, 55 W. Blackwell St, Dover, from 2:00 to 4:00. Dover's own Henry Shapiro, The Piano Man, will entertain us with beautiful music from several decades. Born and raised in Dover, Henry is 97 years young and his band was well know around Lake Hopatcong and throughout the area. Special guests will be families which owned business in the Dover area during the 40's, 50's and 60's. If your family owned a business, feel free to bring pictures or other memorabilia. If you were a shopper, come and share your memories of shopping in Dover and renew old friendships. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served.

07/03/2018

Back by popular demand! Rick Kelly, the curator of the DAHS museum, will lead a walking tour of Dover's downtown historic district on Saturday, July 14 at 10:30 AM, rain or shine. Tour begins at the Dover Public Library on Clinton Street, continues to Blackwell Street, includes a stop at our museum, The Condict House for some ice cream, then proceeds down Bassett Highway and Sussex Street and back to the library. Along the way, Rick will point out historic buildings and share stories about the rich history of our town. Tour will last approximately one and a half hours. Narration in Spanish will also be provided for people who are more comfortable in Spanish. Event is free and all are welcome. Come join us and make some new friends while learning more about our town.

Address

55 W Blackwell St, PO Box 609
Dover, NJ
07801-3808

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Can someone tell me when the Dover Middle School was located at 37 Myrtle Ave? The site of the old DHS. and current Kubert School.
Folks, I'm looking for information on a Dover Speedway presentation that was done by the society some time ago. I came across a small article on the net and I'm hoping to get the Power Point presentation to one of our events. Thank you.
Rick Kelly at the Dover Historical Society did a great job with the walking tour of Hurd Park today. I was happy to serve as an interpreter for a couple of of Spanish speaking women who wanted to learn about Dover's history.
Thanks for the cream and tour today ! Looking forward to the Tea in September.
Good afternoon, Thank you so very much for today's walking tour. It was wonderful. Both paternal, and maternal sides of my family have a long Dover area history, very fun. I took quite a few photos if you'd be interested in sharing them here on FB.
The DAHS used to have a lot of old photos of the MC online. Where can we access them now? Several are on Pinterest, but when you click on the image, it says it is no longer available at that Website. Did you lose your domain name DoverHistoricalSociety.com? Thanks, Ron
It is nice to have such an organization and the Dover is one of the best. I sure have a lot of memories growing up there and many of my classmates are still there with the same memories. Our history is rich from near the founding of the first settlers and should be passed on with pride to all that follow. This is what makes a community.